Monday, September 1, 2014

Part XI | San Diego | Making Music with Exotic Woods | Taylor Guitars

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Taylor Guitars is an American guitar manufacturer based in El Cajon, California, specializing in acoustic guitars, as well as semi-hollow electric guitars. When we visit vacation destinations we try to include a tour of local artistic manufacturers. There are a few companies still offering tours including Taylor Guitars near San Diego, California. Several years ago we visited the Haynes Flute Company in Boston and were so thrilled with the artistry still being employed. Here are a few photographs of our Taylor Guitars tour.



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Table 1: Woods used for guitars
Hawaiian koa Acacia koa  
Maple Acer native to North America
Blackheart sassafras Atherosperma moschatum native to Tasmania and grown in Australia
Indian rosewood  Dalbergia latifolia native to East India
Cocobolo rosewood Dalbergia retusa native to Central America
Makassar Ebony Diospyros celebica native to Indonesia
Ovangkol and Sapele Guibourtia native to Africa
Walnut Juglans native to North America
Sitka spruce Picea sitchensis native to North America
Tropical mahogany Swietenia native to Central and South America
     



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Treating and seasoning the woods


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Grain Detail



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Visiting San Diego

Part I San Diego Zoo | Balboa Park | Erythrina​​
Part II San Diego Zoo | Balboa Park | Pollinator Habitat​
Part III San Diego Zoo | Balboa Park | Hawaiian Native Plant Garden
Part IV​ San Diego | Lavender Farms
Part V San Diego | Succulents and Tropicals
​Part VI San Diego | Iris, Bird of Paradise, Cactus, Desert, White Sage
Part VII San Diego | Cabrillo National Monument Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Part VIII San Diego | Exotic Plants
Part IX San Diego | Trees
Part X | San Diego | Coronado Island
Part XI San Diego | Making Music with Exotic Woods | Taylor Guitars
Part XII San Diego | Vineyard and Winery
Part XIII San Diego | Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Architecture and Design in San Diego


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